Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) provides a rigorous college preparatory academic program while supporting the athletic and personal goals of our students. In partnership with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and the Eagle County School District, VSSA facilitates the attainment of our students’ dreams by offering challenging academics, flexible scheduling, and individualized attention.
Important Dates

Calendar 2015-2016
Click here for the VSSA Google calendar. 
Click here for the paper copy.
Click here for the bell schedule.

ASM: VSSA Junior Katie Hancock ~ U Report
President's Day: School is in session! 

February 15

Mid-Winter Break
February 22-26

Parent Teacher Conferences by VSSA Request
March 2

No School ~ Teacher Work Day
March 21

Last Day of Winter Schedule
April 8

First Day of Spring Schedule
April 11

Spring Break
April 25-29

Senior Celebration
May 19

May 20

May 24 & 25

8th Grade Continuation
May 25

Last Day of School &
Make-Up Finals 

May 26

Thank you to those who have offered to help with some of our upcoming initiatives! We really appreciate everyone's willingness to pull together and make great things happen at VSSA! See below for everything happening!
Teacher of the Month
We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the amazing teachers at VSSA! From now, through the end of the school year, we are asking students to nominate a teacher that they think has gone above and beyond for them, or one of their peers. There will be nomination forms and a box in the lobby at VSSA. If you would like to nominate a teacher, please fill out the form in its entirety and place it in the box for consideration.  The nominations need to be received by the 20th of each month. Teacher of the Month will be awarded for February, March, April and May, 2016.  

The PTA would like to give a special thanks to Samantha Lathram for pulling together our new "Teacher of the Month" initiative!  Sam worked hard creating the nomination forms, signage and box that is now located in the front lobby of VSSA and ready for use! Thanks, Sam! 
VSSA Yearbook Requests!
We need photos for the Paws and Claws!We'd like to include a photo of the students with their pets or just a photo of their pets, whichever they'd like. Deadline February 29
Every student also needs to submit an action photo of themselves to be included in the discipline section if they want one in the yearbook.
Deadline March 18
And from last week if you missed it: 
  • All types of photos - school, "action shots/athletics", social, family pets (for a special "Paws & Claws" page). Instagram and Facebook are the best places for candids! Please share as many as you can with Diane!  E-mail them to
  • Surveys - individuals to come up with survey ideas, creation and administration
  • Page Ideas - do you have an interesting or creative page idea for this years book? Please share with Diane and work with her to create it! 
  • Advertising - in need of a parent to work with Diane to secure ads for the back of the yearbook. 
If you can help in anyway, please contact Diane ASAP at or!  Thank you in advance for your participation! 

Peak Performance Director Erin Beskid is offering a Mid Season- Mental Tune Up Series. 
Wednesdays @
6pm at the Minturn Fitness Center.
Why mid-season? Research shows that using mindfulness meditation during times of high intensity can not only keep but also increase our abilities to focus attention and handle stress. The skills in this series are based in mindfulness but topics are sport specific in preparation for championship season.

The series is aimed at athletes age 14 and up. However those younger are welcome to attend as well as parents curious for both their athlete and themselves. These sessions are educational in nature. The content will build throughout the five weeks but you are welcome to drop in as well. All Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes and families are welcome.

Topics for the series include:
Wednesday February 10th: Building Action Oriented Confidence
Wednesday February 17th: Awareness of Physical and Mental Stress- Avoiding Burnout
Wednesday February 24th:  Re-framing Pressure Situations
Wednesday March 2nd:  Working with Worry- dealing with thoughts and emotions
Wednesday March 9th: Focus Training- skills around choosing where to put your attention

Cost: Free
Snacks will be provided.
Please contact Erin  or call her 970-471-8852, with questions or to rsvp.

Two Staff Birthdays Left!

There are still two spots open, one next week and one in March! Please consider signing up to bring a treat and a small gift ($15 limit) to a VSSA teacher or staff member on their birthday (*summer birthdays will be celebrated on their half birthday).  Please attach an appreciative card signed  "From The VSSA PTA". 

You will receive an email reminder 4 days before the birthday. 


February if Heart Month!
Wear red every Monday to show your support of the American Heart Association and that February is Heart Month!


Contact Us:

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway
1 Academy Loop
PO Box 369
Minturn, CO 81645

Main Office Line 970-328-2830
Fax 970-328-2835

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